The S.L.O.W. Tech® concept came to me in 2011 during the Community Renaissance Market prototype experience in South Austin.

I organized it into an accelerator model during my time with Choctaw Nation in 2013.

I finally got the registered trademark in 2015.

And it is now part of an incredible opportunity unfolding in Los Angeles. The final proposal will be submitted June 10 2019! 🙌

S.L.O.W. Tech® is an acronym for Sustainable Local Organic Work + Technology.

It takes the best parts of a local business and adds specific technology to no- or low-tech businesses to better position them for sustainable success. The mission of S.L.O.W. Tech® is to support an expanded human experience, not distract us from it.

The S.L.O.W. Tech® model features four core programs:
1. The Grassroots Marketplace — a food/craft accelerator and demonstration space for applied technology, including a Commercial Kitchen, Commercial Bakery, Maker spaces and storefront(s) — like a mini Community Renaissance Market
2. Design Roots Collective — a universal design studio
3. Tech Roots Lab — an accessible/assistive technology accelerator
4. Game Roots Collaborative — an accessible/assistive gaming/gamification accelerator

There is more to share and an expanding roster of places that the S.L.O.W. Tech® model is not only needed, but wanted.

The S.L.O.W. Tech® model is that simple entry point to complexity allowing a space to meet people where they are, give them better tools and the support structures needed to root & grow thriving economies locally.

It is the key to bringing forward the most powerful combination of capital to support & serve the greatest good for all, no exceptions.

Long before this modern visualization of the path to community wealth came to me, Mahatma Gandhi described it as a whole in the concept of village economics and as individual empowerment to “spin his own cotton and weave his own cloth.”

It is the roles of spinning and weaving that is the work that’s done by women in our society. It is the work that is both invisible and essential to our quality of life. It’s the work that roots deeply, supporting the community at the ground level.

It is the key to bringing forward the most powerful combination of capital to support & serve the greatest good for all, no exceptions.

The S.L.O.W. Tech® Incubator is the container needed to assure that future of thriving for all.

Future Story Lab // Anti-Fragile Playbook // FundHer Network // Originator SLOW Tech® // #womenswork //

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